Year by year the Glenwood Choir delight us with their ready smiles and sing-a-long music. Today was no exception – Songs from Musicals. It was a most enjoyable and relaxed afternoon, as we were invited to eat the delicious scones, jam, cream and fresh strawberries and drink our tea as we listened. The lovely ladies of Pagham Church waited on us with yet more smiles and friendliness.

There was not a cloud in the sky, so it was an added bonus to sit around the beautifully dressed tables in the coolness which you find only in ancient church buildings at this time of the year. The vicar and his lovely family arrived with their almost 1 year old, very well behaved, puppy, which caused much delight in the interval.

It’s so good to be able to hear the words of these old songs which are romantic, tell a story, or bring back happy memories of favourite films and shows. The accompaniment to the well loved hymn ‘Morning has broken’ was a complete joy. I was sitting by a lady who didn’t applaud very much – she told me that it was quite foreign to her to applaud in church, but she was soon relaxed and joining in happily with the choruses.

Over £360 was raised by this even which was organised by the Friends of Pagham Church. This sum which will go towards the new church roof, on which work begins next year.

by Shirley Witcomb